Los Caprichos - Francisco de Goya




About the exhibition

At a time of social repression and economic crisis in Spain, Francisco Goya set out to document the human condition and denounce social abuses, social backwardness and ignorance and intellectual oppression.

This exhibition features an early edition of Los Caprichos, a set of eighty etchings by this iconic Spanish artist first published in 1799. It is one of the most influential series of graphic images in the history of Western art.

Los Caprichos deals with such themes as the Spanish Inquisition, the corruption of the church and the nobility, witchcraft, child rearing, avarice and the frivolity of young women. Its cast includes goblins, monks, aristocrats, prostitutes and animals. Inspiring and confronting, this exhibition was a must see.

Total Attendance: 3562


  • Opening event with themed dress code and floor talk with curator and collections officer.
  • Education kit and room sheets.

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